Monday Trivia – Calling All Frog Meisters

Do you know your soft-bodied frog history?

Do you know your soft-bodied frog history?

This week’s trivia contest, sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, is for all the “Frog Meisters” out there. If you go back in time about 50 plus years, you’ll find what are arguably the first two frogs that began the popularity and technological improvement of the frogging technique. Both the Original Snagproof Frog, which was sold around 1959, and the Harrison-Hoge (Bill Plummer) Super Frog from roughly 1960, opened the doors for anglers to drop these life-like amphibians into lily pads, cattails and other thick shallow vegetated areas where previously only things like Johnson Silver Minnows dared to tread. It would be another twenty years before the next big wave of popularity would come about with a new introduction, and then another twenty more before the current versions of soft bodied critters emerged.

For a different kind of challenge this week, especially for all you anglers out there that have an entire box dedicated to soft bodied frogging, your goal is to take the list of 8 very popular soft bodied frogs below, listed in alphabetical order, and rearrange them in order, 1-8, based upon when they were introduced or released to the public, the oldest to the newest. As a hint, all the newer ones are based upon their ICAST debut, usually the year previous to them being widely available at tackle outlets. One more clue…there are two on the list that came out in the same year, so getting those flipped or flopped won’t count against you. Do you really know your frog history?

  • Booyah Pad Crasher
  • Ish’s Phat Frog
  • Jackall Iobee
  • Kopper’s Live Target
  • Mann’s Rat
  • Original Bobby’s Perfect Frog
  • Spro Bronzeye Popper
  • Spro Bronzeye Frog (original model)

Answers and winner will be announced on Thursday.

  • Adam Hinkle

    2000 – Mann’s Phat Rat
    2004 – Bobby’s Perfect Frog
    2007 – Spro Bronzeye Frog
    2008 – Spro Bronzeye Popper
    2009 – Ish’s Phat Frog
    2010 – Koppers Live Target Frog
    2011 – Jackall Iobee Frog
    2011 – Booyah Pad Crasher

  • Craig Ferguson

    Trivia Answers:

    Mann’s Rat

    Original Bobby’s Perfect Frog

    Spro Bronzeye Frog (original model)

    Spro Bronzeye Popper

    Ish’s Phat Frog

    Kopper’s Live Target

    Booyah Pad Crasher

    Jackall Iobee